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By Kenan Usta | Gifs, videos, photos, paintings, illustrations and important events, opinions, longreads, news about museums, design, arts and literature.

Beautiful Surrealist Collages by Merve Özaslan

The Turkish artist Merve Özaslan is a genuine photo-collage phenomenon. With her “Natural Act” series, she mixes old black and white pictures with …

Art

Banksy Liverpool murals sold for £3.2m to Qatari buyer

<b>Five murals by street artist Banksy have been sold to a buyer from the Middle East for £3.2m.</b><p>The works, which include his famous 40ft (12m) by 20ft (6m) Liverpool Rat, were sold to a Qatari buyer.<p>Consultancy Samuel Beilin and Partners sold the Liverpool murals for a client who wished to remain …

Banksy

What Happens When A Big-Name Author Is Sued For Copyright Infringement

An unpublished author's lawsuit against "The Art of Fielding" writer Chad Harbach has gone public, but his day in court is yet to come.<p>It’s the ninth inning of a championship baseball game. Our hero steps up to the plate ― one runner on, two out. Strike one. Strike two. This is his moment: Can he …

Copyright

‘I Love You, Daddy’ Review: In Louis C.K.’s Black-and-White Cringe Comedy, Everybody’s a Pervert — TIFF

C.K.'s lush, surreal feature-length effort is both deeply engaging and problematic.<p>“Everybody’s a pervert.” So says one woman to Glen (Louis C.K.) in …

Photographer Shoots Formula 1 With 104-Year-Old Camera, And Here’s The Result!

The photographer clearly has an incredible eye for detail, because unlike modern cameras that can take as many as 20 frames per second, his 1913 …

Photography

Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

Henri Cartier-Bresson—the father of modern day street photography and master of the candid shot—was obsessive about the 'geometry' in his …

Leonardo da Vinci’s A Nude Man from the Front: a fusion of the gods

Nature and knowledge of the classical world informed Renaissance artists and both are represented in this drawing that recalls the Italian’s iconic Vitruvian Man<p><b>Soft centre</b><p>Taut muscles are conjured with soft red chalk shadows within a sharply outlined pen and ink silhouette in this study, created …

Art

Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away

He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever<p>In Paris at the dawn of the …

Art

Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

Blackbirds and Redwoods painting in moleskin sketchbook

Blackbirds and Redwoods painting in moleskin sketchbook<p>instagram @marthmay<p>painting every day isn :)<p>—<p><b>Immediately post your art to a topic and get feedback. Join our new community, EatSleepDraw Studio, today!</b>

Gustav Klimt and His Glamorous Viennese Sirens Will Have Their First-Ever Show in California

Exhibitions<p>Rodin will co-star with the famed artist in "Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter," at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.<p>,<p>One hundred …

Fine Art

10 Lessons Pablo Picasso Can Teach You

Pablo Picasso was one of the most prolific, creative, and inspirational artists who has ever lived. Here is a man who created his own destiny — who …

Hyperrealistic Sculptures Make Clay Look Like Wooden Humans

Using clay and paint, sculptor Chris White makes fantastical sculptures that resemble the ancient bristlecone pines of California.<p>Ceramics and wood are two vastly different materials and artistic mediums, but the Virginia-based sculptor Chris White uses clay's highly malleable properties to mimic …

Art

[Exclusive] 5 Artists Reimagine '1984' for Modern Times

George Orwell's sci-fi classic is more popular than ever. Here's how artists relate to the book's increasingly relevant ideas:<p>Dystopia is in the air. Is it really any surprise that George Orwell's tale of a futuristic authoritarian state, <i>1984</i>, is on Amazon's bestseller list? In a time in which …

George Orwell

Fingerprint Portraits of Serial Killers Are a Pointillist's Nightmare

Maciej Toporowicz channels a fascination with popular culture, violence, and death into haunting works of art.<p>Faces materialize out of a cloud of inky smudges on white paper, like figures emerging from thick fog. They appear slightly out of focus, like fragments remembered from a dream. An icy …

Art

The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World

In 2006, thieves took advantage of the bustle of the Rio Carnival, stealing five major works of art from a museum and ending up on the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes list.<p>As anyone who has ever watched a good art heist flick knows, the key is in the planning. First, you need to assemble a trustworthy …

Art History

Overshadowed by Rodin, but his lover wins acclaim at last

Camille Claudel, tragic model and muse, gets the recognition she sought as a great sculptor<p>France is finally recognising the talent of the 19th-century sculptor Camille Claudel with the first national museum dedicated to her. It opens next month in Nogent-sur-Seine, 100km south-east of Paris, …

Art

'Yolocaust' artist provokes debate over commemorating Germany's past

Berlin-based Israeli satirist Shahak Shapira launches art project juxtaposing selfies of people at memorial with archive footage from concentration camps<p>Tucked away between the neoclassical pomp of the Brandenburg Gate and the lush greenery of Berlin’s largest inner-city park, the austere Holocaust …

Art

'War On Women' Protest Signs Don’t Sugarcoat Gender Inequality

“Is the wage gap not big enough for your ego?”<p>In an effort to organize counter-programming during President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities, a bevy of bands big and small will perform protest concerts benefiting organizations such as Planned Parenthood this weekend.<p>One such group, a …

Feminism

A Vengeful Arch-Nemesis Taught You Fake News About Edgar Allan Poe

Pray your worst enemy doesn't fabricate terrible things about you that then stick into history.<p>This is a true story about fabrications that improbably became common knowledge. The protagonist is a poet whose name you’ll recognize, but whose life is still widely mischaracterized. It would have been …

Literature

Why This Couple Gave Away Their Priceless Art Collection to All 50 States

The Herb and Dorothy Vogel Story: How two NYC public servants amassed one of the country’s most important art collections.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>In 2008, disseminated 2,500 prestigious and valuable works of contemporary art across the country. Each state received 50 of them. …

Museums

'Saving Banksy' investigates the tension between the ethos of street art and a desire to preserve it

The road to hell, the saying goes, is paved with the best of intentions, and that is very much the case with the complex art world conundrum explored in the lively, involving documentary “Saving Banksy.”<p>At first glance, Banksy would seem to be the last person who would need any kind of saving. The …

Street Art

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Featuring an architect, sneaker designer, and a photographer<p>Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of your favorite products.<p>Created by Wired magazine editor-in-chief Scott …

Graphic Design

Mithat Alam obituary: Turkey’s greatest cinephile? | Sight & Sound

The name of Mithat Alam, the most devoted cinephile I have met in my life, was trending on Turkish Twitter on one Monday in December. In a …

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Carpentry

This 101-Year-Old Latina Artist Has Been Fighting Sexism Her Entire Career

At 101 years old, <b>Carmen Herrera</b>'s abstract paintings are finally getting the attention of the art world's sexist gatekeepers, and the <i>cubana</i>, like the rest of us, thinks it has been way past due.<p>After half a century dedicated to her passion and skill, the Havana-born artist sold her first painting …

Meet The Others: Aleta Lederwasch

The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover<b> some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art …

Art

100 Days of Fascinating Black, White, and Bloody GIF Art

Min Liu's tricolored cel animations range from the disturbing to the enrapturing.<p><i>Bloody Dairy</i> is a series of 100 clever, mesmerizing, and occasionally fucked up GIFs by Taiwanese animator Min Liu, now based in New York. To sharpen her skill as a music video and ad animator, Liu embarked on a …

Illustration

Considering the Ankara Assassination Photos As History Painting

I’ve never seen anything like the photographs by Burhan Ozbilici* of the assassination of the Russian ambassador at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. …